The Best romantic movies on Netflix with reviews and user ratings

Romance is a feeling of excitement and eagerness associated with love and the person you adore. Romantic movies have honestly got everyone through so much. The adorable romances and the heart-fluttering plot lines really can make one’s day better. The movies on this list of the Best Romantic Movies on Netflix are one of the romantic movies I could find on Netflix India. Of course, they aren’t the best movies ever, but it’s what we can work with the titles available in India. I will leave a list of the best Romantic movies that you might not find on Netlfix just to give you a wider range of movies. But, here are the Best-rated romantic movies on Netflix for you to binge away!

So far, these are the best we found, but the list is regularly updated, so don’t worry! we will see you with the next best soon 😀 And oh by the way the movies are sorted based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings. We have, however, added the IMDB ratings as well incase you follow ratings on IMDB for recommendations. In case you wish to have a review or user ratings about something particular. You can also head to the specific movie you wish to by going through the list below and use the links to navigate directly.

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Best romantic movies on Netflix with reviews and user ratings

Best romantic movies on Netflix
Best romantic movies on Netflix

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Callan McAuliffe, and Jack Thompson.
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Romantic movies on Netflix The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby on Netflix

Nick Carraway is a WWI veteran in a sanitarium for depression and alcoholism. There he talks about Jay Gatsby, the best man he ever met. His doctors convince him to write detailed thoughts down. He recalls the stories of Gatsby seven years earlier. In the summer of 1922, Nick moves into a small house next to a huge mansion. The extravagance of the mansion has no bounds, but the mystery owner was what made him curious. Mr. Gatsby is known for his parties, and while attending he finally meets the man himself. However, Gatsby asks Nick for a meeting with his cousin Daisy. Daisy is married to a harsh man named Tom Buchanan. What he didn’t know at first was that Daisy was his first and only love prior to Gatsby’s war service.

He discovers Gatsby’s past, his rise to a millionaire from a poor boy, he was living the dream life. There was something about Gatsby that shows how unhappy he was in life, no amount of money makes him feel good. But, Nick sees through cracks of his facade, the pure madness, illusion, and obsession. An unfortunate drunken afternoon conspires against his wish for a happy ending. The life of Gatsby is dazzling and dizzy, but the depth his character had was impressive. The cast does a great job at narrating this sad story, This book-to-movie adaption of The Great Gatsby is a visually stunning romantic drama movie available on Netflix India!

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The Notebook (2004)

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Joan Allen, James Marsden, Jamie Brown, Sam Shepard, David Thornton, and Kevin Connolly.
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IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10

Romantic movies on Netflix The Notebook
The Notebook on Netflix

Somewhere in a nursing home, Duke reads a romantic story to an old woman who suffers from dementia. In the 1930s, a wealthy young woman, Allie spends her vacation in Seabrook. That’s where she meets Noah at a carnival, who asks her out. They soon fall in love with each other madly, he also shows her the house he plans to buy and restore in the future. However, her parents do not approve of the relationship, they did not belong to the same social class and status. Her parents move to New York with her, and the mother hides all the 365 letters Noah wrote to Allie. Eventually, both face disappointment and eventually let go. Years later, Noah enlists in the army while ally works as an army nurse. Allie meets an injured soldier, Lon and soon goes on dates with him.

All this while Noah works towards buying his dream house when she finds a picture of Noah and the house in the newspaper, she feels deeply conflicted. She feels divided between Lon, her current relationship, and Noah, her first young love. More and more the old woman finds herself immersed in the story of these two young lovers. As the story progresses Duke hopes that the old woman understands the reason for this story. The Notebook is truly a beautiful and tragic love story, whether their love will stand the trails of time is something you’ll have to find out. The emotions, love, dilemma, and obstacles is this summertime love destined to fail? Tune into this romantic movie on Netflix to really cry your eyeballs out.

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The Perfect Date (2019)

Cast: Noah Centineo,Laura Marano,Camila Mendes

Rotten Tomatoes:65%
IMDb Ratings:5.8/10

Romantic movies on Netflix The Perfect Date
The Perfect Date on Netflix

The Perfect Date is a 2019 American teen romantic comedy film, based on the novel The Stand-In by Steve Bloom, published by Carolrohda Lab in October 2017. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has a dream to get into his dream Ivy League school, but what he’s missing is an outstanding extracurricular – and the money. When he finally finds an opportunity to make some extra money by posing as the boyfriend of a self-assured, combat boot-loving girl named Celia Lieberman (Laura Marano), he finds he has a knack for being the perfect stand-in. This is when, together with his programmer friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. During the same time, he meets the girl of his dreams (Camila Mendes). But when the business starts to boom, Brooks must reassess everything he was once sure of. Watch this romantic movie on Netflix, but first, have a look at the trailer.

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All the Bright Places (2020)

Cast: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexander Shipp, Kelli O’Hara, Lamar Johnson, Virginia Gardener, Felix Mallard, Sofia Hasmik, Keegan-Michael Kry, and Luke Wilson.
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Romantic movies on Netflix All the Bright Places
All the Bright Places on Netflix

The young actors bring a ton of emotional quotient to this movie about mental illness and love. This movie is based on a book with the same name and it will 100% make you cry. Violet is a pretty girl with a handsome boyfriend and a good family. Meanwhile, Finch is a “The Freak” with erratic behavior with a loving sister. It all starts with Violet on the edge of a bridge contemplating to jump while Finch sees her and talks her into getting down. She has her troubles but so does he. Every day he reminds himself about the things he should be happy about with sticky notes on his bedroom wall. He seems from deep emotional trauma at first.

We don’t get to know his situation far into the movie, but we see that he is genuinely interested in Violet and her well-being. All these things might sound very depressing and hard-hitting, in real life, yes they are. But, the movie manages to portray them in clever and charismatic nature through Finch. Both the characters are incredible while they navigate through their lives and mental issues by helping each other. Sure, it is not an extraordinarily new concept, it has been covered various times before, but the way this movie handles every sensitive topic is phenomenal. 100% recommend to watch this best-rated romantic movie on Netflix!

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About Time (2013)

Cast: Domhall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Lindsay Duncan, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, and Tom Hughes.
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Romantic movies on Netflix About Time
About Time on Netflix

Tim Lake discovers that he can travel through time at the age of 21. On the night of a quite dull New Year’s Party, his father reveals their family history to him. All the men in Tim’s family have had the ability to time travel for generations. He can’t change history but he wants to change his future by getting a girlfriend. However, it was tougher than he thought. After he moves to London to train as a lawyer, he meets Mary, a beautiful woman on a train. They fall in love but an unfortunate time-traveling incident meant he’ll never meet her again. He meets her for the first time repeatedly and finally, after a lot of time traveling cunning. He wins her heart and uses his abilities to create a perfectly romantic proposal.

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Tim tries to save his best friend from potential disasters. He also figures out how to get his wife pregnant to get to the hospital in time for the birth of his daughter to avoid horrific traffic. However, as his life progresses he realizes that his gifts do not guarantee to save him from sorrows and sadness. With ups and downs that affect his family and the people around him, there are some constants he can’t change. His limits and boundaries might put his love in danger. He returns back in time to create a perfect life with the love of his life but unusual consequences ruin and endangers everyone. The warm and heartfelt romance movie on Netflix is an immensely enjoyable movie that is genuinely interesting.

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Forrest Gump (1994)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Micheal Conner, Robin Wright, Garry Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment, Peter Dobson, Sonny Shroyer, and Grand L. Bush.
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Romantic movies on Netflix Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump on Netflix

A sentimental movie that has great depth and innocence. A story about a simple-minded man named Forrest Gump with a low I.Q. A man with good intentions who runs through his childhood with his only friend jenny. He faces difficulties in life but never lets to get it to his happy self. With bad things happening to him at every step of life, he continues his optimism believing good things will come to him. He discovers that he is faster than others, his legs ran at a speed that he uses quite well. He runs from bullies, gets a football scholarship, and saves soldiers while his time in the army in Vietnam. While Gump slowly progresses in life he eventually grasps everything he dreams of.

But one thing he couldn’t win was the heart of his best friend Jenny. Each period of his life he achieves things he never thought were possible, but a feeling of something missing always lingers. As they grew older they grew apart as the movie progresses. We get to see Jenny and the hardships she faces, it’s sometimes sad and funny the others but the unexpected violence in the movie surprised me. The cast for this best romantic movie on Netflix seemed really cohesive throughout the movie.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Annaleigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, and Joey King.
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Best Romantic movies on Netflix Crazy Stupid Love
Crazy Stupid Love on Netflix

Cal is having a mid-life crisis, his wife of 25 years, his high school sweetheart, and the only woman he’s ever loved asks for a divorce after she cheats on him. He goes to a bar to whine and drink away the pain, that’s when he meets a pickup artist, Jacob. Jacob gives him a whole makeover and teaches him to be a player, but he soon realizes he still loves Emily and wished to be with her. He realizes that one-nightstands weren’t for him and decides to leave. Meanwhile, Jacob meets a beautiful woman who turns him down. Jacob comes to the realization that there is more to his life than his carefree lifestyle. Both deal with their lives while the things going around them start to uncover.

Cal’s son is in love with Jessica, his babysitter, while Jessica seems to be in love with Cal. This concerning love triangle is hilarious when everyone comes to know of these feelings and Cal and Jacob get in quite the trouble. The confusion and coincidences were too good to be true, however, they were very entertaining. Jacob realizing the true feelings of deep affection while Cal struggles with his mid-life crisis, the supporting characters also have a hilarious storyline. In conclusion, this romantic movie is on Netflix India, I recommend you watch it to roll on your floor laughing. The emotional and comic scenes were well balanced and it was just perfect.

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Jerry Maguire (1996)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O’ Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, Jonathan Lipnicki, and Todd Louiso.
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Best Romantic movies on Netflix Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire on Netflix

This romantic comedy-drama movie on Netflix received critical acclaim with the majority of the critics praising the acting and writing this film features. An award-winning movie following Jerry Maguire, a successful sports agent who has everything an average man wishes for. Big clients, respect in the community, and a beautiful fiancee Avery, he really has it all. He is willing to do anything to close the biggest contracts possible, but, one night, he has second thoughts. if the things he did were really good and in the best interest of his clients. When he voices out his concerns, he is fired and ends up losing all his clients. Well, all except for Rod Tidwell, a football player. Jerry steps out of his business with just one client and only one person who really believes in him. Dorothy believes in Jerry and his abilities to rebuild his life.

However, Jerry faces the truths he was too ignorant to accept in the past and comes across difficult times they’ve never faced before. It is difficult for him to get back on his feet while still trying to stay true to his beliefs and all the while Dorothy really sticks by his side. The protagonist plays a charming character that a unique appeal. This mesh of sports and romance combined with a great cast makes this the best romantic movie by Tom Cruise. This movie really succeeds in being original and a sentimental romantic atmosphere.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Jhonny Simmons, Erin Wilhelm, Dylan McDermott, and Adam Hagenbuch.
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
IMDb Ratings: 8.0/10

Best Romantic movies The Perks of being a Wallflower
The Perks of being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a sincere and emotional book-to-movie adaption with the same name. The strong lead performances and high cinematic quality of the movie were definitely a yes in my book. Yes, the movie definitely features mature and triggering subjects such as drug and alcohol abuse involving teens, but it was a terrific movie. About an introverted teenager Charlie with no friends joining a new high school. He misses his best friend who killed himself and writes letters to his imaginary friend pouring out his feelings.

Charlie also did suffer from mental illness in the past and struggles to find a place where he belongs. He soon befriends his seniors Patrick and Sam and eventually become best friends. Charlie falls in love with Sam but shies away from confronting his feelings. Never been so happy, he experiments with drugs, parties, and girls, but his underlying past makes him spiral out of control. His coping mechanisms, blackouts, and losses in his past really affect him as a person and he tries and grows out of them instead of facing them head-on. This incredible story has been directed with care and precision. Watch this romantic drama movie on Netflix India to appreciate this masterpiece of a story.

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Blue Valentine (2010)

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel, Marshall Johnson, Jen Jones, Ben Shenkman, and Maryann Plunkett.
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
IMDb Ratings: 7.4/10

Romantic movies on Netflix Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine on Netflix

One of the best underrated romantic movies on Netflix. An emotionally gripping movie about Dean and Cindy, a young married couple. Dean is a painter and Cindy is a nurse, living in a cozy home with their daughter Frankie they lead a good normal life. Despite their young age, they run together through life leading to their marriage. Dean comes to form a broken family without a mother figure growing up. But despite every trust issue he had, he falls in love with Cindy at the very first sight. At ease, he has no further ambitions than his current job and remains. Meanwhile, Cindy believes he has the potential to become something extraordinary. Even Cindy comes from a dysfunctional family after never seeing a harmonious family she finds it’s hard to have one herself.

Seeing Cindy forward in life and achieving bigger things, Dean is unable to accept his lack of it. But, they both work for their daughter and bring their gradually deteriorating family life back on track. In search of their youthful passions, their vows of love forever fade away with time. The two lovers grow apart and find their way to each other once again. This romantic movie on Netflix is a sad love story about two lovers re-calibrating their relationship regardless of the face of the circumstances. Its rare emotional rawness and intensity really hit one in the feels, seeing the marriage that was once fueled with young love slowly withering away is very emotional. Prepare those tissues.

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The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Noel Well,s Lakeith Stanfield, Megan Ketch, Zabryna Guevara, Susan Heyward, Anne Carney, and Sarah Jones.
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
IMDb Ratings: 7.4/10

Romantic movies on Netflix The Incredible Jessica James
The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix

The next film opens with Jessica, on a date with a guy from Tinder after her upsetting split with her boyfriend. Tasha, her best friend sets Jessica up for a blind date, it had a rocky start, but they hit it off soon. Jessica and Boone unintentionally spend the night together. She is an independent woman who works with kids as a part of a theater project. While she tries to focus on her job she keeps dreaming about Boone and bonds with him deeper than expected. She is an aspiring playwright who is extremely talented but her heartbreak was eating her away and she needed to get out of it. Boone is also a guy who just gets dumped and divorced by his ex-wife, both fall in love with each other while recovering. But, both being on their rebounds, will it be a happy ending?

The movie didn’t revolve around Jessica Williams being the main actress, it was her movie. She perfectly delivers her role and elevates this entire movie from a girl crying after her breakup to making it a fantastic romantic comedy. The movie is, as you might have noticed, is character-driven and not so big on storytelling. Of course, that is not a bad thing, the chemistry the characters had throughout the movie was genuine and stellar. It doesn’t have any mind-boggling twists to stand out among others it is simply a hidden gem honestly. Also, I found it quite refreshing to see a black woman starring as the lead in a romance movie, it’s usually white or caucasian girls. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, it was easily the best romantic movie on Netflix in 2017 for me.

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Always Be my Maybe (2019)

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivan Bang, Keanu Reeves, Susan Park, Daniel Dae Kim, and Karan Soni.
Rotten Tomatoes:
IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10

Romantic movies on Netflix Always Be my Maybe
Always Be my Maybe

A movie with some Asian American representation that I appreciated. A story about two childhood friends Sasha and Marcus who grew up next door to each other. Eventually, both form a close friendship but all fall apart when Marcus goes through a tough time in life. Years later, Sasha is a celebrity chef and is engaged to a successful restaurateur. Meanwhile, Marcus lives back in California with his widowed father, he struggles with his professional life. He has a girlfriend named Jenny and she has a fiancee named Brandon, but both struggle someway in life. Sasha soon breaks up with Brandon and movies back home. They encounter each other and immediately have friction but eventually reconnect.

Marcus even admits to still have feelings lingering for her, but before he could tell her his feelings she announces a new person she met, Keanu. Somehow Sasha and Marcus end up in disastrous double dates with their dates and the evening basically breaks down with a brawl between Keanu and Marcus. The events of the evening end up in Jenny and Keanu spending the night together. Eventually they both the long lost friends fall in love with each other as they reconnect with the city and each other. Their sparks reignite and somewhere along the line find love again. A very adorable movie with very likable characters with electric chemistry. Surely, it is a cheesy yet very surprisingly romantic movie on Netflix.

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Our Souls at Night (2017)

Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Iain Armitage, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer, Phyllis Somerville, and Bruce Dern.
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Romantic movies on Netflix Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night on Netflix

A simple story with two talented veteran leads that brings this incredible story to life. In a small fictitious town of Holt, where two widows, Louis Waters and Addie Moore who live in the same neighborhood for decades but hardly know each other. One random night, Addie visits Louis and suggests that they spend the night together to counter their loneliness. He agrees and they spend their night and evening just hanging out with each other. In summer, Addie’s son drops off his son Jamie at her home. As his marriage collapses, Jamie spends the rest of his summer with Addie and Louis and also adopts a dog!

Summer’s done and Jamie is about to return home and her son disapproves of this weird relationship she has with Louis. Addie refuses to break the bond with him, they’ve managed to fall for each other over the summer. They find each other to establish a connection and make the most of the rest of the time they have left. As the friendship grows, they deeply feel for each other and get involved in each other’s lives. With the evergreen skills both the actors brought to the table, they command your attention to the screens. You will end up rooting for each other, they give off a comfortable vibe that makes you happy. Watch this sweet romantic movie on Netflix India to be comforted.

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Up in the Air (2009)

Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride, Zach Galifianakis, and J.K. Simmons.
Rotten Tomatoes:
IMDb Ratings: 7.4/10

Romantic movies on Netflix Up in the Air
Up in the Air on Netflix

Ryan is great at his job, his company downsizes corporate companies. He flies 320/365 days of the year across the country, basically, he flies across the country to fire other people from their jobs. Ryan finds the traveling the best part of his job, he enjoys raking up the flyer miles and not using them. He isn’t close to anyone really, not his siblings or his family, and doesn’t bother to wish for a significant other. Ryan thoroughly enjoys his job, but his way of life is threatened when a young overachieving woman joins the company. Natalie immediately suggests for the company to conduct the firings via computer access. Ryan is baffled and thinks she doesn’t understand the nature of the job. So, to show her the errors of her logic he takes her on her cross-country firings expeditions.

However, she starts and realizes the realities of their jobs, and Ryan questions his way of life. His lifestyle is in danger after he finds a potential love interest. Both learn new things along the way and find feelings they thought they never had. The charismatic leads deliver great emotion be it humor or regret and sadness. An adorable film with not only witty humor but also clever satirical undertones that deals with the realities of the world. An extremely well-crafted movie and a sold romantic movie on Netflix India that you will thoroughly enjoy!

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, and Harry Shum Jr.
Rotten Tomatoes:
IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians on Netflix

This Romantic movie on Netflix opens in the mid-90s, the rich Young family arrive at the London Hotel to live. But, were denied entry by a nasty racist staff member. However, they buy out the entire hotel giving staff no choice but to give them a room. That was the power the Young family possesses. A few years later, Rachel has a sweet boyfriend. He seems like an average handsome fellow-economics professor at New York University. After dating for a while now, Nick invites her to meet his family and attend the wedding of his best friend back home. She accepts his invitation to Singapore and right of the bat she experiences the empire Nick Young was the heir to.

Rachel is unaware of the fact that Nick was an heir to the biggest conglomerate in Singapore. The Young family is richer than the richest in Asia, and she is not used to the extravagant life they live and tries to fit in. But, being from a traditional family, his mother, Elanor dislikes Rachel. Rachel is from an average middle-class family with average tastes and life. Elanor refuses to accept Rachel as Nick’s girlfriend and tries to dig out the dirt on her past. Nick is quite literally the most sought-out bachelor in all of Singapore. She finds herself stuck in between of politics of the rich and the vicious remarks of all the rich girls who eyed Nick. 

But there were limits crossed by both Nick’s family and the people around her that threatens her precious relationship. A visually beautiful movie with all the razzle-dazzle one can expect and a very satisfying adaption form the source material. A very effective romantic comedy movie on Netflix that has a great Asain representation and will leave you in awe.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Shea Whigham, John Oritz, Brea Bee, and Cheryl Williams.
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Best rated romantic movies on netflix Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook on Netflix

Everyone deals with their problems, Pat dealt with him in a rather concerning way. When Pat discovers his wife with another man, he beats him up terribly so much so that he is sent to a mental health institution. He gets diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and completes his eight months of minimum time in that place, his mother takes him out of there. All Pat wants is his old life back, he wants his job as a substitute teacher and he wants his wife back. He also discovers that his wife has moved on and has a restraining order for him. Pat is supposed to be on medication, but he hates the way it makes him feel, he genuinely believes that healthy living will make everything back to normal. He looks for the ‘silver linings’ in life and tries to restore his life.

Everyone around him has problems they deal with and just like real life they struggle with their mental health. He then meets Tiffany, a widow a girl with her own set of challenges she faces. In their volatile mental states, they have a love and hate relationship that builds upon their individual goals. As their relationship progresses that establish a great rapport and unexpected romance forms. They become the silver linings in each other’s lives. An extremely well-balanced film that has an incredibly talented cast. The movie is filled with emotions and realistic dramas and find a way to be unpredictable in every situation. An amazing movie that deals with serious issues such as mental health, it really does a great job of creating both drama and humor! You will absolutely love this romantic drama movie on Netflix that will make you very emotional.

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Set It Up (2018)

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Joan Smalls, Meredith Hagner, Pete Davinson, Jon Rudnitsky, Tituss Burgess, Noah Robbins, and Jaboukie Young-White.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
IMDb Ratings: 6.5/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix Set It Up
Set It Up on Netflix

Following the lives of two overworked assistants in the upper society businesses. A solid romance with really interesting characters and a feel-good soundtrack, it’s pretty entertaining. Harper is an assistant to a famous and intimidating reporter, Kristen. Meanwhile, Charlie is an assistant to Rick, a high-strung capitalist whose job never really comes to focus. They both cross paths as they work in the very same building and meet each other one night. They negotiate over a meal and come to the realization that if their bosses fell in love, they might get their lives back.

Both Charlie and Harper try hard to hit it off in their respective love lives, but they spend time together plotting their bosses love lives that they become quite close. At some point, they complimented each other so well that they had to deny the obvious attraction. Meanwhile, They work hard to keep their bosses in love to have their personal lives. A very meet-cute comedy romance about the way modern relationships work. Sure, the movie is quite predictable, but it is very entertaining. The pacing of the movie was great and the writing was hilarious, all in all, one of the best romantic movies in Netflix in recent years.

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A Whisker Away (2020)

Cast: Mirai Shida, Cherami Leigh, Natsuki Hanae, Johnny Yong Bosch, Hiroaki Ogi, Robert Buchholz, Koichi Yamadera, Keith Silverstein, Ayako Kawasumi, Laura Post, Daisuke Namikawa, and Griffin Puatu.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix A Whisker Away
A Whisker Away on Netflix

Literally translated to “Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat” from the Japanese title, this movie is a marvel. Produced by an up and coming to powerhouse Studio Colorado, this sweet film is about a cute little high school crush. Miyo is a carefree girl with underlying issues with abandonment, she isn’t the type to worry about what others think of her. She has a massive crush on Kento Hinode a shy and withdrawn kid. However, Miyo is a complex character that lives in hurting after her mom gave up on her family years ago. She is desperate for any kind of affection and wants to be loved.

But, She wants that kind of love from Kento. A cat offers her it’s kitsune-inspired cat mask that allows Miyo to forget about her problems and become a cat anytime she wishes to. This new bond she forms with Kento, being his cat briefly makes her forget all her pains. But, of course, nothing comes for free. she encounters some consequences as the lines between her human side and cat-side blur. A unique movie that is full of life, it is adorable and the animation is breathtaking. It fully portrays the ups-and-downs of these troubled characters. An incredible coming of age romantic movie on Netflix that explores identity and first loves.

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Cast: Hailee Steinfield, Woody Harrelson, Haley Lu Richardson, Balke Jenner, Hayden Szeto, Kyra Sedgwick, Eric Keenleyside, Alexander Calvert, Nesta Cooper, and Meredith Monroe.
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen on Netflix

Hailee Steinfield knocks it out of the park with this role, it is easily the best performance in her acting career. Nadine is a fifteen-year-old who is living her nightmare. She loses her father, one of the two people who she really relied on life to a heart attack. After his death, her best friend Krista was the only one who kept her afloat. But, when she catches her brother in bed with Krista she loses it. Her relationship with her brother isn’t the best, he was everything she wasn’t, popular and good-looking. So, This felt like a knife to the heart, a betrayal she never expects. To cheer her up, Darian and Krista invite her to a party only to abandon her later, she is furious. She demands Krista to chose between them and when she refuses she cuts her off.

She dismisses the feelings of Erwin who is clearly into her because of this rage she felt. However, Nadine finds support in Mr. Bruner, her teacher. She vents out all her feelings to him. But when she accidentally sends out a text to her crush that wasn’t supposed to be seen by anyone, all crashes down. Nadine’s life just keeps getting worse and she wonders if there’s any end to her suffering. To an adult, this might seem like a teenage overreacting, to teenagers, it hits a little too close to home. But, The anguish an adolescent feels is nothing compared to that of a tantrum of a child. She really brings out the essence of a troubled high-schooler with a fragile mind.

But, Her angst and feelings overwhelm her, blinding her to a good person who always has her back. An incredibly heartfelt movie that is emotionally engaging and surprisingly has a good amount of comedy to avoid making a movie full of teenage angst. This is a pretty solid film, the best comedy-romance movie on Netflix starring Hailee Steinfield.

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Outside In (2017)

Cast: Eddie Falco, Jay Duplass, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz, Pamela Reed, Alycia Delmore, Matt Malloy, Loius Hobson, Aaron Blakely, and Stephen Greeley.
Rotten Tomatoes:
IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix Outside In
Outside In on Netflix

An intense movie with powerful performances that really leave a mark. About the tough life of Chris, a 38-year-old who is a convict who is recently out of prison for a crime of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, he gets early parole because of his former high school teacher Carol. Finally, He reunites with her, and abruptly hugs and gives her a portrait that he made of her. Carol realizes that Chris might have feelings for her, but her mind is torn because of her marital status. She is married and has a teenage daughter, so she simply asks Chris to be just friends and encourages him to socialize.

But, deep down she craves more from a relationship, and her husband doesn’t even sleep in the same bed as her. While Carol’s daughter, Hildy befriends Chris and somehow becomes a catalyst for a fight between everyone involved. However, Carol’s broken family and Chris’s daunting past, both these factors contribute to their attraction to each other. Outside In is one of those incredible indie romance-comedy movies that don’t really get to see the light of day. But these dark places are where gems as this movie lie. Moreover, it is a genuinely dramatic romantic movie on Netflix with soft moments and building tensions that will keep you hooked.

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A Marriage Story (2019)

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Wallace Shawn, Martha Kelly, Mark O’Brien, and Matthew Shear.
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
IMDb Ratings: 8.0/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix A Marriage Story
A Marriage Story on Netflix

A romance drama movie on Netflix that has received numerous nominations for the Academy Awards and has gotten massive praise. The story of Charlie and Nicole, a couple with a kid. Charlie is a successful theater director while Nicole is a star actress in his play. When the couple experiences marriage troubles they agree on therapy, but Nicole refuses to continue. Soon, Nicole is offered a role in a TV series in Los Angeles, so she takes their young son Henry along with her. While Charlie decides to stay for his theater. The couple agrees on forgoing lawyers and mutually decide to split. But, Nicole hires a new lawyer and Charlie is handed divorce papers when he comes to visit.

While there is an aggressive battle at court, the couple hashes out their real feelings at their apartment, and something cracks then. More like, their already cracking relationship finally falls apart. This is a story of two people falling out of love for once, movies usually don’t show this part of a relationship. It’s just happily ever after, but the hard-hitting reality that a couple feels when a marriage breaks or the kid in the situation, it’s all so realistic. This movie does a good job of portraying two sides of divorce for once, a rock-solid cast, and the mix of pain and pleasure in this movie surely cuts deep.

One of the best-rated drama-romance movies on Netflix. You will love this movie because by the end no one is the villain in the story, you will end up rooting for both Nicole and Charlie to lead happy lives.

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Her (2013)

Cast: Joaquin Pheonix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt, Matt Letscher, Luka Jones, Kristen Wigg, Bill Hader, and Portia Doubleday.
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
IMDb Ratings: 8.0/10

Best rated romantic movies on netflix Her
Her on Netflix

In the near future, Theodore is a depressed man who is a professional writer that composes letters for the people who can’t write personal letters themselves. He is miserable after his divorce from his childhood sweetheart, so he decides to buy an operating system that has a virtual assistant with an A.I. This A.I is designed to evolve and grow according to its user. The A.I voice names herself, Samantha. Theodore is genuinely fascinated by the way she works, her ability to grow psychologically as a person. They bond over conversations about love and life in general, but Samantha convinces him to go on a blind date.

The date goes well but Samantha lingers in the back of his head and at some point, he dates Samantha with verbal dates. They create bonds on all the critical aspects but, of course, Samantha is incapable of giving Theodore any physical comfort. He slowly goes deep into the relationship and when Samantha suggests something crazy he second-guesses his choices and feelings. Was it really love or was it the incapability of facing his underlying issues? How will Samantha’s constant evolution affect their unique relationship, because she will not stop evolving, where will her boundaries stop? A very interesting movie that portrays the lack of real emotions people of the digital age feel. Also, it is such an interesting take on the satire that evolves into a hard-core sci-fi vibe. This is an incredible sci-fi romantic movie on Netflix that will make you question new things.

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The Half of It (2020)

Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxix Lemire, Collin Chou, Enrique Murciano, Catherine Curtin, Wolfgang Novogratz, Becky Ann Baker, and Gabrielle Samels.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10

Best romantic movies on netflix The Half of It
The Half of It on Netflix

Ellie is a straight-A student with no friends, she lives in a tiny town of Squamish. She makes quick cash by writing papers for her fellow classmates. She lives her father and doesn’t want to leave the city for college because she can’t abandon her father. Ellie is approached by a dumb jock Paul who asks her to write a love letter for a popular girl at school, Aster. She initially thinks of declining because that girl is coincidentally the girl Ellie has a crush on. But, her house was going to lose power soon, she needed the money. She agrees and Ellie and Aster start communicating and Aster starts to fall for Paul.

Ester sets them up for dates while feeling miserable because all this time Aster falls for Paul thinking that her words were Paul’s. She unexpectedly has a close friendship with Paul and her feelings for Aster grew every day and there was seemingly nothing she could do about it. Can Elli get her girl? An endearing coming-of-age romantic movie that shows teen romance, the characters were very likable and adorable. You’ll love everything about this cute little romantic movie on Netflix, it’ll truly warm your heart and make you shed a few tears here and there.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parris, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor, Trezzo Mahoro, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, and Israel Broussard.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

Best romantic movies on netflix To All The Boys I've Loved Before
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Five letters, five crushes. Lara Jean wrote letters to her crushes when she felt an attraction so intense she doesn’t know what else to do. Those letters were her secrets, only meant for her eyes. But, one day she wakes up and realizes all her letter has been mailed when she encounters Peter Kavinsky while he tries to confront her about the letter. She realizes all the letters were out because she saw Josh, her sister’s boyfriend come towards her with his letter in hand. Things were getting out of hand she kisses Peter on the field to avoid Josh.

That’s when out of nowhere, Peter approaches her with a proposal, she pretends to be his girlfriend to make his girlfriend Gen jealous. Both Lara and Peter pretend to date each other and somewhere along the way they fall in love, but Gen’s tactics got to her. They fight and all hell explodes when her sister finds out about her crush on Josh. A traditional romantic movie on Netflix that follows all the traditional rules for a hit Rom-com. But, it was the adorable characters, their chemistry and relatedness are what shot this movie above others. It has to be one of the best romantic movies on Netflix, it is sweet adorable, funny, and relatable, everything you need.

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Before Sunrise(1995)

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Walter Lassally, Ariane Labed, Yiannis Papadopoulos, and Panos Koronis.
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10

Romantic movies on netflix Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise on Netflix

A minimalist plot with nothing amazing about it, but the characters are what make this movie incredible. It’s all in the details, Jesse is a romantic at heart but acts all cynical and on the other hand, Celine is a romantic. Jesse is an American traveling across Europe aimlessly for weeks when he meets Celine on his last stop, Vienna. She is from Paris on her way to visit her grandma. they meet by chance on a train, and a short conversation was enough for Jesse to ask her to spend time with him. He assures her that she can ditch him at any point where she feels uneasy. So, as they wander across Vienna, they talk about love and life, about the reason for Jesse to be in Europe, their feelings for each other, and gradually, a potential future together.

All of the movie takes place in one day, so they pour their hearts out as they were probably never going to meet each other again, or that’s what they thought initially. Their dilemma of separation the next morning becomes a difficult choice. This 14-hour relationship easily becomes a better relationship than any of the onscreen ones I’ve over time. A movie with real conversations, young love, adorable conversations filled with comedy and quirky talks. A movie purely driven by dialogues and chemistry between the characters, it is truly a masterpiece. This might officially be the best romantic movie on Netflix India. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes is a good enough answer.

Its sequels takes place nine years in the futures, so check out what happens to these lovers who fall love with in such a short rime. Does their love span over time, or was it just a fling?

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Here you have it! A list of the best romantic movies on Netflix! I’ll quickly list a few other Romantic movies which aren’t available on Netflix in India. Titanic, A Star is born, Me Before you, The Fault in our stars, Love, Simon, Pretty Woman, The Spectacular Vow, Pride & Prejudice, and 500 Days of Summer. These movies must be sufficient for you to fill up your watch-list and binge while your social distancing at home! Enjoy these Best Romantic Movies on Netflix and drop your favorites in the comments below!

Ishita Ranganath

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